81st Academy Awards Oscars Winner Heath Ledger 2-22-2009

2-22-2009 LOS ANELES -Heath Ledger won the supporting-actor Academy Award on Sunday for his demented reinvention of Batman villain the Joker in "The Dark Knight," becoming only the second actor to win an Oscar posthumously. BEST Performance by an actor in a supporting role Nominee for 81st Academy Awards Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight Joker (Warner Bros.) Last years Oscar nominations day was tragic. This years was bittersweet.It was exactly one year ago Thursday when Heath Ledger was found dead in a New York apartment, just hours after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had announced its nominees. Outside the Soho building, a makeshift memorial of flowers and candles quickly accumulated.